"Speak now or forever rest in peace..."
―The Murderous Marriage's tagline

Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage is the fifth book in the Agatha Raisin Mysteries series by M. C. Beaton. The story was published in 1996.


After Jimmy Raisin, Agatha's first husband, stops her wedding and she is left jilted at the altar, he is found strangled to death. Agatha Raisin must prove her innocence -- along with that of her intended -- in this mystery filled with murder and mayhem.


  • Agatha Raisin
  • Jimmy Raisin
  • James Lacey

Television adaptation

Main article: The Murderous Marriage

The events of this story were adapted as part of the first season of the Agatha Raisin television series.

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